To the Moon and Back


The Moon

For ages 3 months to 4 years and their parents/carers. Create imaginary worlds in this immersive, participatory experience inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

With a simple knock on a front door, you and your little one will share a multi-sensory journey of discovery into interactive spaces of touch, colour, sound and special effects. You’ll encounter props and scenes that conjure the natural world, made of unusual and tactile materials, from feather rain to velvet stars. You’ll also be shown ideas on how everyday objects can be turned into tools for creativity and fun at home. 

Artistic Director and founder of M-SET, Paula Manning invents delightful installations combining live music, drama, visual arts and design that stimulates the senses.

For ages 3 months to 4 years, see sessions information below. In this participatory, promenade experience young children and parents/carers are encouraged to interact and explore the installation. Everyone requires a ticket, including babies.

45 mins/no interval

All sessions are relaxed

Presented and co-produced by the Barbican 

Members and Members Plus enjoy 20% off for this show.

Discounted tickets subject to availability.

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Aged 14–25? Join Young Barbican for free.

Subject to availability.

Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891. For Minicom facilities, call 07710 854 085.

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Groups (10+)
Save 20%. Call the Groups line on 020 7382 7211.

Corporate Discounts
Save 25%. More info

*Excludes £3 booking fee


The 10am and 11.30am performances will be baby shows, aimed at children from 3–14 months.  They will be gentler and have interactions that are suitable for babies only and their development during that phase of life.  

The later performances at 1.30pm and 3pm will be for children aged 3 months–4 years and will have all the delights of the baby shows but will be more full-bodied and physical. 

Both shows are suitable for babies so if you are bringing a baby and a child we would recommend booking for one of the later performances. We want everyone to feel totally relaxed, so this means we don’t want our very youngest audience members to be overwhelmed by children who might be slightly too old for the performance. 

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